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09-23-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By debade

You can pack the bike yourself in a cardboard...

You can pack the bike yourself in a cardboard box. Most bike shops will give a box to you. Make sure you know the airline requirements and size for your bike. Look online for how to pack it. Or,...
Forum: Commuting
09-22-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 494
Posted By debade

My decision would be based on safety, not...

My decision would be based on safety, not appearance. It is a mode of transportation and if people want to make judgements, it is their problem. They will figure it out one day.

I worked hard to...
09-21-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By debade

MY long pull Tektro brake levers arrived. My...

MY long pull Tektro brake levers arrived. My cable looks OK but would you change it anyway while doing this work? Thanks
09-21-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 218
Posted By debade

They are an outstanding organization. They offer...

They are an outstanding organization. They offer the Bicycle Friendly America program that includes Bicycle Friendly Community, Bicycle Friendly Business and Bicycle Friendly University. They set...
09-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,329
Posted By debade

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not...

It would be a tandem and the stocker would not have pedals. She would generously carry the load herself.
09-16-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 710
Posted By debade

My wife uses these when we tour. She often wears...

My wife uses these when we tour. She often wears sandals with them. She loves them and feels they hold her feet securely.
Forum: Commuting
09-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,146
Posted By debade

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as...

Ame answer but retired. I still bike commute as much as I can. Just not to work.
09-09-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By debade

It is typically not easy to learn when there is a...

It is typically not easy to learn when there is a public comment time. But shame on the quarterly committee if they cannot get a FB page or similar going for updates to the community on their...
Forum: Touring
08-14-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By debade

I am 5-8 175. I am thankful that you are doing...

I am 5-8 175. I am thankful that you are doing many of my squats for me :). I love my Brooks B-17, no springs. Thousands of miles on my Trek 520. My wife who is about the same height, much...
07-26-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By debade

just go to Google maps and put in your starting...

just go to Google maps and put in your starting and ending point for the whole route or a section, if available, more than one route will be displayed.
07-25-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By debade

One other thought, have you checked out other...

One other thought, have you checked out other routes? Just playing around on Google maps, starting at Sisters Blvd and traveling to Pacifica there are 3 routes. The other 2 are 10 minutes longer. ...
07-25-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By debade

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle...

There are two NGOs that provide some bicycle training that I am aware. The league of American Bicyclist has a series of basic videos that will provide guidance. These are free. Cycle Savvy is the...
07-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 808
Posted By debade

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and...

My wife and I ride for recreation, commuting, and touring. Our 35 year old daughter bikes mainly to commute. We do some recreational rides with her from time to time. Grandson too young now and...
07-23-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,474
Posted By debade

I have not seen research on the effectiveness of...

I have not seen research on the effectiveness of the Dutch Reach but it is the only extra step I am aware specifically designed to train motorists to look in their door zone before opening the door. ...
07-22-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By debade

Thanks for the time to make these suggestions ...

Thanks for the time to make these suggestions The clearance is TIGHT. But I do have thousands of miles with little trouble. I will investigate your suggestions further as I still have some tours...
07-22-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,474
Posted By debade

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training...

Cycling Savvy has a more sophisticated training program for $50 right now. Their basic advice is take as much of the lane as you need to be safe from the door and the car wanting to pass. They...
07-22-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,474
Posted By debade

I think I would follow the advice from LAB....

I think I would follow the advice from LAB. Riding in the 'door zone' is not safe. Consequently, you have the right to move further into the lane so that if a door opens, you will not be hit or need...
07-22-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 332
Posted By debade

I hope your experience was an outlier. It does...

I hope your experience was an outlier. It does happen. My experience with these tires is simply outstanding. Thousands of miles and only a couple of flats.
07-20-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By debade

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. ...

I DID IT! Typically not easy for me to say. Your words and photos were very helpful. It made the Park Tool youtube much easier to understand. I was making one major error by not putting the...
07-19-20, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By debade

Thanks so far. I think my cable is OK. I have...

Thanks so far. I think my cable is OK. I have not used the barrel adjuster. I have tried the other things but perhaps not in the best order. I did not try to true the wheel but I did make loosen...
07-19-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 646
Posted By debade

Problem with V brakes

Hi,


I'm a nice guy. I like sports and have played something all my life. I enjoy non-fiction. I fix nothing right the first, second or third time.


While on a bike tour, a mechanic...
07-18-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,453
Posted By debade

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many...

I lived in CT for a couple of years. Made many good bicycling friends. But in general, I find the folks in CT to be the least friendly folks of the 5 states I have lived. I also found the...
Forum: Touring
07-02-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,840
Posted By debade

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from...

Touring now. This is 1st of 9 days. left from home Vs flying somewhere. We feel safer in hotels. Having said that, hotel was not cleaned well. But less human contact than camp bathroom. We are...
07-01-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By debade

It looks like you are doing this all on your own....

It looks like you are doing this all on your own. Have you reached out to Bike Houston? A quick look at their website suggests they could be very helpful https://bikehouston.org/ . If you have and...
Forum: Introductions
06-23-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By debade

You're living in one of the best cities to ride...

You're living in one of the best cities to ride in the country. Enjoy!
Forum: Touring
06-22-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,759
Posted By debade

Ridden it twice, C&O and Gap. Both times started...

Ridden it twice, C&O and Gap. Both times started in DC. All off road, easy to follow. The heat might be bad. The rain might be worse. I found it to be a relaxing tour given no traffic. It...
06-18-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,136
Posted By debade

If you feel like advocating, you could encourage...

If you feel like advocating, you could encourage the 'dutch reach'. I attached an article that describes this car door opening technique. There might be others or better ones. ...
06-12-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,198
Posted By debade

I expect for the original sharrow placement,...

I expect for the original sharrow placement, someone realized that a 45 MPH road is not designed for sharrows. I think their greatest use is in 25 MPH. From Bicycling Mag comment on sharrows...
06-03-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 6,468
Posted By debade

https://www.bikeleague.org/ridesmart look for...

https://www.bikeleague.org/ridesmart look for the sidewalk video. And do yourself a favor and watch them all
05-29-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By debade

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up...

I do not have it at my finger tips but look up Open Street events. I think there is a NGO and definitely events in many cities. I hope our city gets motivated one day to do the same.
Forum: Touring
05-29-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 733
Posted By debade

I think you already got good advice. I only...

I think you already got good advice. I only watched a little of this youtube but I think it addresses your question https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Alb4A8D6_co
05-27-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,300
Posted By debade

Thanks, I missed that.

Thanks, I missed that.
05-26-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 8,300
Posted By debade

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop...

More and more states are adapting the Idaho Stop for signs and/or traffic lights. Look to see what your state's advocacy group is doing. And if the law is not moving forward to make stop signs and...
05-25-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 364
Posted By debade

Bike store boxes have worked for us. No problem...

Bike store boxes have worked for us. No problem finding boxes last year in Paris but we did visit about 5 bike stores. Only one wanted to charge us.

Boxes also allow for a point to point trip...
05-25-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,607
Posted By debade

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most...

I really like the Varia. The thing I like most is being able to focus more on what is in front of me. The audio provides plenty of time to get back in a good position to allow a vehicle to pass. I...
05-18-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By debade

I biked in Paris and many cities in Europe last...

I biked in Paris and many cities in Europe last year on a self contained tour from Florence to Paris. There is no doubt the motorists have more respect for cyclists. At the same time, Paris is not...
05-18-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,225
Posted By debade

Given all the input I have read so far, this is...

Given all the input I have read so far, this is the post I would pay attention. Most people do not take the time to learn how to bike safely. Ride Smart is a good overview. Cycle Savvy would be...
Forum: Touring
04-27-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By debade

We actually arrived at about 10:30 AM. We waited...

We actually arrived at about 10:30 AM. We waited for their 11:00 opening. Then ate a full lunch even though we were not that hungry.
04-27-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,149
Posted By debade

YouTube is your friend. Often my first choice. ...

YouTube is your friend. Often my first choice. You likely have cyclists in your area. For example, pre pandemic, cyclists in our small town meet Friday morning at Starbucks. If you were here, one...
Forum: Touring
04-26-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By debade

I have ridden most of this and think it is a...

I have ridden most of this and think it is a terrific suggestion. I also never rode to Grayling. One additonal suggestion is to visit the restaurant Legs Inn in Cross Village. A one of a kind...
04-26-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,323
Posted By debade

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for...

My wife and I have been riding bikes together for about 45 years, touring and exercise. While dating, we rode from Detroit to Toronto. We always biked some before 1993 when our children were...
04-22-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By debade

and thatís probably the best reason I ever heard...

and thatís probably the best reason I ever heard to wear a helmet. And if an accident occurs, be sure to land like a rugby player.
04-22-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 886
Posted By debade

In addition t watching crash videos, watch safe...

In addition t watching crash videos, watch safe biking lesson videos. NZ has advocacy organizations and/or state agencies. Ask about their bicycle safety training. If not there, look to USA or...
Forum: Touring
04-22-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,803
Posted By debade

Ride around Lake Micjhigan. Make sure the...

Ride around Lake Micjhigan. Make sure the ferries are running from either Muskegon or Ludington and make that your starting point. Ride to Manitowoc or Milwaukee WI depending on the ferry selected....
Forum: Touring
04-16-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 886
Posted By debade

The time is being held for some type of event but...

The time is being held for some type of event but plans are cancelled. We had a ride to Lake Louise and the Ice Fields.
Forum: Touring
04-07-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 647
Posted By debade

I have done many self contained tours. We had...

I have done many self contained tours. We had planned to ride the L&C (several years ago in weekly segments. We rode for about 2 weeks or so from St Louis to the more eastern part of S. Dakota. ...
04-06-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By debade

I grew up in Detroit and was fortunate to watch...

I grew up in Detroit and was fortunate to watch him play many times. He will be remembered !
Forum: Road Cycling
04-04-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By debade

Day rides in Yellowstone last year. We also...

Day rides in Yellowstone last year. We also bumped into touring cyclists. Motorists were fine. We drove there and had our bikes on the car. Also went on some off-road. From my perspective is...
03-28-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By debade

After reading this and another article, I think...

After reading this and another article, I think this is the way to go.
03-28-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,841
Posted By debade

Big guess. I think bleach would be my last...

Big guess. I think bleach would be my last choice as it is generally corrosive. But having said that, if it was my only choice, I do not think a one time application would be a problem. BTW, I...
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